Adding a Lettermail and a Parcel together in same Canada Post Shipping Calculation
WooCommerce store owners can come up with very interesting shipping scenarios. One of the WooCommerce store owners had a unique shipping scenario where he wanted to combine the shipping of two different types of products. According to Jason, “…I have gift certificates for sale, and I have glass objects for sale. The glass objects are configured properly to ship in a box by either expedited, regular or priority. The gift certificates should be shipped by Lettermail. When configuring the gift certificates, the Lettermail option does come up as a shipping option, along with the regular other shipping methods (Expedited, regular, priority, etc) which is totally fine. Buyers can choose the letter mail option from the list.
The problem is when someone wants to buy a glass object AND a gift certificate together. What I want is that the cost of shipping to add together for the glass object ($11.94) and for the gift certificate ($1.80). Then the shipping would be $11.94 + $1.80 = $13.74“
In this article, we will be configuring the WooCommerce Canada Post Shipping plugin to pack Jason’s products in such a way that their individual shipping cost would be added together without doubling the overall shipping rates.
Packing Both Together
Since Jason is having a hard time with his shipping rates getting doubled in the case of the customers buying both his products. One of the best ways to decrease the shipping cost drastically is to pack all the products together, in one package. Using WooCommerce Canada Post Shipping plugin, Jason can easily select the Pack into Boxes with Weight and Dimensions parcel packing method from the plugin settings. The image below shows the
This will allow him to pack all the items together up to the weight and the dimensional limits of the box. Also, for individual products, Jason needs to enable the Lettermail Rates so that if there are no other products with the gift certificate, they will be shipped using Lettermail.
Now there is one more thing Jason can do. Since the shipping rates may not be the exact addition of the individual shipping cost in case of letter mail shipping and parcel shipping, WooCommerce Canada Post shipping plugin also allows store owners to adjust the shipping rates. This way if the resulted shipping rates are not as desired by Jason, he can easily add or deduct any amount to the shipping rates.
So this way Jason can pack both the LetterMail eligible products and a regular parcel product together and get a shipping quote for the same shipment.
So this article covers how you include the cost of insurance to the shipping rates calculated by Canada Post. WooCommerce Canada Post shipping plugin provides an easy option for WooCommerce store owners to add the insurance amount to their shipping rates. Using this article, WooCommerce store owners will be able to set up the plugin in such a way that the shipping rates will include the insurance cost provided by the store owners.
If you have any suggestion regarding the article, feel free to share your views in the comment section below. We have also attached some details about the plugin that we had discussed in this article.
About the plugin
- Get real-time accurate Canada Post Shipping rates
- Add extra handling charges to the shipping cost
- Provide discounts on shipping cost
- Generate shipping labels
- Track your Canada Post Shipments
- Premium Version Cost – $69